Lesson Plan

Order the Trains

Kids love trains! In this fun locomotive inspired lesson plan, your students will get lots of practice ordering numbers.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Bear-y Fun Numbers! lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Bear-y Fun Numbers! lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to order numbers 0-20 from least to greatest.

Language

Students will be able to explain how to order numbers 0-20 from least to greatest.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together for the start of the lesson.
  • Display the cover of the book, Trains: Steaming! Pulling! Huffing! by Patricia Hubbell and ask students to give a thumbs up if they have ever seen a train before.
  • Read aloud the book, pausing to take special notice of the train cars featured throughout.
  • Have students turn and talk to share with a partner answers to the following questions, "Do you think the train cars on the train are put in a special order? Which car is always first? How about last?" (review the images from the book showing the engine and caboose).
  • Say, "Today, we are going to practice making our own trains as we put numbers in order!"

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Numbers 11 to 20 Level 2

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kindergarten
Subject Math